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by Medsport Medsport, LPN (Member) Member

Medsport has 7 years experience as a LPN.

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I'm in my last semester in the LPN program. I still have 2 more weeks of clinicals, then a month of precepting. I hope I can learn alot in precepting because I did'nt even have a patient my first week of summer clinicals and have yet to do many of the procedures. There are 7 of us and there was only 6 patients this week. I have been counting on getting a full-time job after graduation to start paying back all my bills and loans I've racked up the last 3 years of school. I already decided other stuff I wanted to do like sell the house, get a ring for the gf, get a house together, newer car, ect. may have to wait awile. Now I hear its hard to get a full-time position right away. Is that true?

I wanted to get in at a local hospital that is only about a 1/2 mile from where I live. Its only about 5 years old, problem is there is another hospital in my town also and we only have about 20k residents. Maybe thats why there is'nt a very big census. There is also going to be alot of competition since we have about 20 LPN's graduating this summer and I'm not sure how many RN's. Maybe I will have to travel a ways to get a FT job, or get a job in a nursing home and be a pill pusher (which I really don't want to do). I do live between 2 fairly large cities though that are about an hour drive each way. Any input on what to expect when I enter the market?

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